Hacker documents show NSA tools for breaching global money transfer system

April 16, 2017 By Clare Baldwin and Joseph Menn HONG KONG/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Documents and computer files released by hackers provide a blueprint for how the U.S. National Security Agency likely used weaknesses in commercially available software to gain access to the global system for transferring money between banks, a review of the data showed. On Friday, a group calling itself the Shadow Brokers released documents and files indicating NSA had accessed the SWIFT money-transfer system through service providers in the Middle East and Latin America. That release was…

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